Balboa (beyond beg) W/rod + Emily

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30p

November - Beyond Beginning
December - Intermediate

Now that vintage style swing music is back in the mainstream, dance nights are popping up all over town. With the up-tempo music, crowded dance floors, and sometimes tiny venues, there is no better dance than Balboa to get you moving in situations just like these. In fact, it was born out of those very elements. Close connection and itty-bitty footwork are characteristic of this dance, making it ideal for space and energy conservation, while still swingin’ to the hot rhythms of the 1930s… and the 2010s!

sign up! - November 11/6-11/20


collegiate shag workshop (beginning) w/Mike + Haily

11/16 SAT 11:00-1:00p $30 online, $35 in studio

Collegiate Shag is an energetic partner dance that was popular in the 1930s and 40s. It has a history similar to other jazz and swing era dances like Lindy hop, Charleston, and Balboa, but its hopping basic and high energy footwork distinguish it from other styles of swing and other dances that use the 'shag' name such as Carolina Shag or St. Louis Shag. It is gaining popularity in current social swing dancing, and Portland is the perfect town to do this dance justice, with all our fabulous local swing bands that often play uptempo tunes. But whether you're dancing out on a Friday night, or in your own living room with friends, the Collegiate Shag is a great go-to no matter the situation!

This is an intermediate level workshop so dancers will work with up tempo songs and fun patterns :)


sign up! - 11/16


fast feet swing social (all levels) w/Mike, Haily, Colin, melissa, emily, and rod!

11/22 FRI 7:30-10:00p $10 in studio/online

It's time to get footloose and fast-foot-free! Exercise your footwork chops in Swing’s quicker dances - Charleston, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag. You'll get a micro lesson in each style, refreshments and snacks, and lots of opportunities to learn, dance, practice, and socialize with your friends and instructors. All levels welcome! All ages welcome!

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SLOW BALBOA W/ ROD + RACHAEL

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30p - December 12/4-12/18 *no class 12/25

Vintage style swing music is back in the mainstream and dance nights are popping up all over Portland. Whether the music is live or DJed, there is always a great variety in the music, including varied tempos! When the music slows down we need a dance that matches the rhythms of these sweet slow tunes...enter, Slow-Bal. Slow Balboa originated in Southern California in the 1940's, was created specifically for slow songs. If you already know some Balboa it will be a help, but there are lots of fancy new steps and most of the Balboa moves have been retooled so you can elegantly take advantage of the slow music and still look like a kick ass dancer! Beginners also welcome! No partner required.

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the madison line dance workshop (all levels) w/Mike + Haily

TBA $15 online, $20 in studio

Ahh, the Madison!

First created in the Midwest in 1957, this fun and easy-to-learn jazz piano-backed line dance can be seen in films and TV shows such as Maniac (2018) on Netflix, The Go-Getter (2007), and even on the Broadway version of Hairspray! We’ll cover all the steps and you’ll see why this dance has survived so long and why people of all walks of life love it.
Whether you’re at the beach in Barcelona at 4am, at the LA Shag Festival, or even at a party that’s starting to lose its groove, you’ll be able to say “it’s Madison Time!”.

No experience necessary and no partner needed!

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intermediate collegiate shag workshop w/Mike + Haily

TBA $30 online, $35 in studio

Collegiate Shag is an energetic partner dance that was popular in the 1930s and 40s. It has a history similar to other jazz and swing era dances like Lindy hop, Charleston, and Balboa, but its hopping basic and high energy footwork distinguish it from other styles of swing and other dances that use the 'shag' name such as Carolina Shag or St. Louis Shag. It is gaining popularity in current social swing dancing, and Portland is the perfect town to do this dance justice, with all our fabulous local swing bands that often play uptempo tunes. But whether you're dancing out on a Friday night, or in your own living room with friends, the Collegiate Shag is a great go-to no matter the situation!

This is an intermediate level workshop so dancers will work with up tempo songs and fun patterns :)

sign up! 


WEEKLY CLASS PRICING

Drop In - $15
4 class pass - $50 online, $55 in studio - expires 30 days from activation
8 class pass - $90 online, $95 in studio - expires 45 days from activation
12 class pass - $120 online, $130 in studio - expires 60 days from activation